What’s Blooming! Pssst…. it’s tulips!

It’s tulip time around Casa Radiance!!  Last week one tulip opened – now a lot of them.  These are all the early and mid season tulips.

Seeing these makes me SO HAPPY!!!

Apricot Dreams:

apricot dreams


Christmas Marvel:

christmas marvel


This is a double tulip.  It looks almost like a rose.  Monte Carlo:

monte carlo


When it’s sunny, these open way up like this.  They are very fragrant, too. I paired them with the Christmas Marvel:



Who says pink and yellow don’t go together??


Then the Pink Impression – these are very tall.

pink impression



The fritillaria.  I really like these, but the bulbs are expensive and they are finicky.  3 planted, one came up.  Same as last year.  Not buying any more.  This plant was a big hit with the garden club that met at my house today.




More hyacinths opened up:






I planted alliums for the first time and they have sent up buds.  I can’t wait to see these (and show them to you)!



I did my tippy pot demonstration for the garden club.  It’s too early for the annuals to be ready for planting (other than pansies), so these are empty.  I have a set of plastic ones in the front and the terracotta ones on the side.



So cool!  I can’t wait until these are full of flowers.  I actually might take the pots off and paint them first.  ‘Cause I need another project…


No time this weekend, though.  Beautiful weather on tap and I feel a bike binge coming on!  😀

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18 thoughts on “What’s Blooming! Pssst…. it’s tulips!

  1. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    OMG – Love, love, LOVE!!! Tulips are one of my absolute favorite flowers and I am in love of your apricot ones. They are so cheerful and gorgeous. What a beautiful sight. If it were me, I’d have my nose stuck in them all day long!!! 🙂
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    1. Lori Post author

      Glad you like them! I do stand around and just smile at the garden a lot. Anyone driving by probably thinks I am a crazy person.

  2. Lisa

    Your garden is so beautiful! I am horrible at planting “pretty things” because the veggie garden is so much work as it is. I did plant a bunch of marigolds in the beds with my kale and spinach because they are supposed to keep bad bugs away. We’ll see!
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    1. Lori Post author

      I would love a veggie garden, but I love flowers more and it was a choice of one or the other with the limited space we have.

  3. Shelley B

    Ahhh, I love the tulips – so bright, and they just scream (well, whisper – they’re dainty) Spring!

    Your tipping pot project is cool! Can’t wait to see what you end up planting in it.

    Enjoy your bike-riding weekend!
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  4. Leah

    I love tulips, because it’s like an encouragement that winter is not forever and spring IS on the way. 🙂 Yours are beautiful!

  5. Linda

    Did 6 miles jog /walk today down into town and had ice cream …then back home. … the prettiest part was seeing your beautiful tulips

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